All iPads Adding Magnets to Back Case?

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by CJisohsocool, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. CJisohsocool macrumors 6502

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    So Im wondering if anyone has tried this before, Adding magnets or a magnetic strip of magnetic tape, to the back of a folio case so that the smartcover part stays closed when opened. Heres a pic where the magnet would be

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  2. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I have seen it done before. It can look good and blend in if done correctly.
     
  3. Cptnodegard macrumors 6502

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    Done it many times, most recently with an original leather Smart Case for the iPad mini 2. I refuse to use a case without this feature
     
  4. CJisohsocool thread starter macrumors 6502

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    What did you use exactly? Magnetic tape or...? Could use some help on what to use lol.
     
  5. Cptnodegard macrumors 6502

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    Magnets of different types. Round rare earth magnets are strong, cheap, work great, and you can just drill a hole
     
  6. dvboy macrumors regular

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    The cover it's self is already magnetic,so the strip of metal on the back of the case does not need to be magnetic,just metal.
     
  7. Sylon macrumors 68020

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    When I had my iPad 3rd Gen, I had a Deviceware back cover and the Apple Smart front cover. The Deviceware back cover had a single metal strip for the front cover to "latch" onto. I loved it and was thinking about doing the same thing to my Apple Smart Case on my Air. I was going to see if the front cover of the Smart Case is strong enough to stick to a plain piece of metal or if a weak magnet was needed. It already kinda sticks to the back of the case, but it's not strong enough to stay there.
     
  8. batotman macrumors 6502

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    I bought some 3M strips a couple years ago from a forum member. Can't remember what they're called at the moment. They're not magnets but attract the magnets from the case. I put them inside the case and they work great.
     
  9. jmgag03 macrumors member

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